Shaul Magid is professor of religious studies and the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Professor of Modern Judaism at Indiana University, Bloomington. His teaching focuses on Kabbalah, Hasidism, medieval and modern Jewish philosophy, and American Jewish thought. He is author of Hasidism on the Margin: Reconciliation, Antinomianism, and Messianism in Izbica and Radzin Hasidism (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003), and, most recently, From Metaphysics to Midrash: Myth, History and the Interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbalah (Indiana University Press, 2008), which won the 2008 American Academy of Religion Award for Best Book in Religion in the Textual Studies Category.
His new book, Jews and Judaism in Postethnic America: Becoming an American Religion, will be published by Indiana University Press. Magid is also a Sh’ma Advisory Committee member.
In Radical Judaism, Green has finally “come out” and made his case for a full-blown post-monotheistic Judaism. Radical Judaism is nothing less than a call to re-envision the Jewish God and, by extension, Jewish practice and belief.
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